Few recipes scream "comfort food" like chicken and dumplings. This hearty recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. These chicken and dumplings are ready in just an hour, so they're totally doable for busy weeknight meals.
Enjoy the honeyed flavor and velvety texture of these colorful sweet potatoes. Their buttery flesh and sweet taste make them enjoyable simply mashed. Serve mashed sweet potatoes as a side dish to your favorite main dish, and you'll have them perfected by the time the holidays roll around.
Blueberry pie is a perfect summer dessert. Yes, it's pie; but blueberries are one of the healthiest foods around, and they require no pitting or peeling. Just remove twigs and leaves and refrigerate until ready to rinse, pat dry, and serve -- or add to your blueberry pie recipe. Recipe adapted from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook," Clarkson Potter, 2005.
The key to success: do not overmix your batter. The batter for buttermilk pancakes should not be beaten smooth; it should have small to medium lumps. And in the end, your pancakes will be light and fluffy and have lots of flavor!
Sloppy joes aren't just for the school cafeteria! Soft sandwich buns work best with this classic kid-friendly recipe. Serve sloppy joes with pickles or potato chips. The beef mixture from the sloppy joe recipe can also be served over pasta.
Make your crowd happy by
offering options: garlic-and-sage-infused turkey burgers
and a classic version made with
grass-fed beef. Store-bought
pickles are great as a garnish. Or try these Pickled Vegetable recipes.